Special Needs Care
Providing comprehensive preventive and therapeutic dental care to patients who have special healthcare needs is an important aspect of the specialty of pediatric dentistry. We value the unique qualities of each young smile we treat, and seek to ensure maximal health for all, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special healthcare needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.” Whether your child’s condition is congenital, developmental, or the result of disease or trauma, we can provide guidance and raise awareness of his or her special dental care needs.
Dental care for patients with special needs requires specialized knowledge acquired by additional training, as well as increased awareness and attention, adaptation, and accommodative measures beyond routine treatment. At our office, we have the experience necessary to provide suitable dental care while keeping in mind the unique nature of the children we see.
It is our goal to create a dental home for your child, where treatment can be delivered safely, and ideal dental health can be achieved.
Hear what our families with special needs are saying!
"A very caring doctor who treated my disabled friend with sensitivity. He made progress with his dental care when other doctors could not." -Juliette, Ascutney VT
"I recommend this for anyone who has special needs kids, especially kids with autism! Hands down best place ever!!"-Jenn, Springfield VT
"We love Dr. Wullbrandt and his crew! We have a daughter with special needs. He is always gentle and patient with her. Each appointment is easier than her last one and she has learned what to expect for her dental care routine. She enjoys seeing everyone at the office and gives hugs around at her visits!" - Katie, Walpole NH
"My son has autism and we drive an hour from our home in Weare to have his teeth cleaned and checked every 6 months. We have been coming to Children’s Dental for about 10 years now since we moved to NH from CT. We have tried a couple of dentists closer to our home but because my son is not as cooperative as most, they didn’t take the time to actually “clean” his teeth. Dr Wullbrandt is EXCELLENT and staff are kind and friendly. I highly recommend this dental office!"- Shirley, Weare NH
"Everyone is wonderful to my autistic daughter and have been for over 9 years! Thank you!" – Diana, Swanzey NH
"Dr.Wullbrandt and his staff are all amazing. They make you fell like you are the only patient in the practice. They care about the patient. Very Friendly staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone with children or folks with disabilities." – Annette, Putney VT
"My daughter is disabled and has been going here for about 20 yrs and they are so good with her and always make her feel welcome. Love the staff and will continue to take my kid as long as they will let me." – Heidi, Keene NH